Steve Petersen en Torpy Park Controversy Prompts Town Meeting <p>A special town hall meeting is taking place Tuesday evening in Minocqua, regarding the fate of a group of trees in Torpy Park.&nbsp;</p><p>The Minocqua Lions Club wants to build a new shelter in Torpy Park, and in the process remove about a dozen white pines estimated to be over a hundred years old.&nbsp;</p><p>Many locals are up in arms about the plan, and have been contacting town officials and spreading the word through social media.&nbsp; They say they like the atmosphere the trees provide, and say the trees are a vestige of old growth forest in the Northwoods.&nbsp;</p> Tue, 06 May 2014 22:43:29 +0000 Natalie Jablonski 17963 at DNR Faces Management Decision for Van Vliet Parcel <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Department of Natural Resources officials are weighing public input in deciding how to manage a portion of the Van </span>Vliet<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> Hemlocks. &nbsp;</span></p> Mon, 19 Aug 2013 23:22:07 +0000 Natalie Jablonski 6741 at DNR Faces Management Decision for Van Vliet Parcel